Posted: Dec 12, 2009 10:36 PM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Quarterback Drew Brees will soon be presiding over a new krewe.
The New Orleans Saints player - already considered royalty by many in this football-crazed city - has been named King of Bacchus.
Brees made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday. It was later confirmed by the Krewe Bacchus, known for its celebrity kings.
The Bacchus parade is set to roll Feb. 14, two days before Mardi Gras and a week after the Super Bowl. With the Saints 12-0 heading into Sunday's game with the Atlanta Falcons, fans have high hopes their team will make it to the championship.
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